It's been a while since we saw Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins quarterback showed great improvement during a Week 3 loss in Detroit, and then followed that up with a solid performance in Oakland.
This week's matchup in Dallas is Griffin's return to the big stage. It was the site of Griffin's most impressive performance a year ago. One of Griffin's victims that day, Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr, doesn't see the same player anymore.
"He doesn't look the same," Carr said Thursday on NFL Network's "Around The League Live." "That's not saying we're going to fall asleep on him. He still has the same arm strength. He still has some type of elusive ability once he gets outside the pocket. ... But we know he's not the same."
We expect Griffin to continue to improve this year, and it's not like he's been terrible. Even at his diminished capacity, Griffin has been close to a league average quarterback or better. The Cowboys' defense has given up more than 500 yards to opposing defenses in back to back weeks, and they look vulnerable.
Griffin might not have to be the same guy he was last year to do damage to Monte Kiffin's defense.